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  • 21 Feb 2018

    Rest, Rehydrate, Refuel: Resource for RCN Members

    Publication Code : 006703

    Advice for RCN members on taking their breaks at work, including information on the employer's responsibility and why it is important to take breaks.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    'Give us a break' poster

    Publication Code : 006701

    This A4 poster explains the importance of nursing staff taking their breaks. It is part of the RCN Healthy Workplace, Healthy You campaign.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Rest, Rehydrate, Refuel: A Resource to Improve the Working Environments for Nursing Staff

    Publication Code : 006702

    This resource encourages health and social care managers to ensure that nursing staff are taking their at-work breaks, are well hydrated and have access to nutritional food. It outlines the case for making improvements and the legal responsibilities of employing organisations, and provides tips and case studies to support the implementation of improvements. The document is supported by a short guide for nursing staff and posters to encourage nursing staff to self-care and take steps to rest, rehydrate and refuel.

  • 21 Feb 2018

    'Are You Hydrated?' poster

    Publication Code : 006704

    This poster encourages nursing staff to check their urine for signs of hydration.

  • 16 Feb 2018

    RCN member briefing paper on decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy

    Publication Code : 006 797

    The RCN has launched a UK-wide survey of its members on the principle of removing criminal sanctions from termination of pregnancy. This is commonly known as decriminalisation of abortion. This briefing paper provides some background to the debate around decriminalisation and will help you to answer the survey.

  • 14 Feb 2018

    Left to chance

    Publication Code : 006 682

    Following two reports from the RCN last year,we asked frontline we asked frontline nursing staff how the 40,000 shortfall in health and care affects their day-to-day care of patients. With those powerful testimonies still echoing - and being added to each day – the report explains in part how England got to this point.

  • 8 Feb 2018

    Freedom of Information Follow up Report on Management of Waste in the NHS

    Publication Code : 006 683

    This follow-up report presents findings of a Freedom of Information (FOI) survey on waste management by NHS trusts in England. The survey was conducted by the RCN in spring 2017.

  • 6 Feb 2018

    Guide to blogging

    Publication Code : 006 693

    This guide is for RCN members who would like to write an informal piece about something affecting nursing or their specialty through the RCN’s blog pages. It gives clear instruction on how to start a blog, what to include and how to get it published online.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Meeting Health Needs in Educations and other Community Settings

    Publication Code : 006 634

    A guide for members who have a responsibility to plan for, or are required to safely meet the health needs for children and young people (CYP) in various settings.

  • 9 Jan 2018

    Consent for organ and tissue donation after death

    Publication Code : 006698

    This briefing is intended to provide background information to RCN members across the UK who wish to complete the RCN survey on consent for organ and tissue donation after death. The survey will be open from 15 January to 11 February 2018.

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